London Business School

Welcome from François Ortalo-Magné, Dean

Welcome to our conference: Business and Fragile States.

At LBS, our purpose is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business, and the way business impacts the world. We share with the business community the responsibility to be a force for good and more specifically as an institution of higher education, to energise a collaborative response to the world’s most pressing challenges.

In the face of major social, economic and environmental turmoil and in the context of conflict, state fragility and mass displacement, we must explore ways in which business can be part of the solution, contributing to stability and growth. I’m delighted that LBS is providing a platform where business leaders, policymakers, NGOs and academia can connect to develop creative, specific initiatives to be put into action. It’s a pleasure to welcome you today.

Thank you for sharing your insights with us. Together, let us inspire progress.


About London Business School

London Business School is one of the world’s leading business schools. We shape business practice and transform careers across the globe. Our academic strength drives original and provocative business thinking, empowering our people to challenge conventional wisdom in a truly unique academic environment.

First and foremost, we are a global school. Our students, staff, faculty, alumni and corporate partners come from all over the world. We use our diversity to create a multi-portfolio, multicultural learning environment, embodying the global ambitions of big business, small business and entrepreneurs alike.